General Submissions Information
Submissions for the Winter 2021 volume of the Harvard Law & Policy Review (HLPR) are open. We welcome articles and essays from law professors, judges, practitioners, policymakers, and students. Unsolicited articles should be typed and double-spaced in Microsoft Word, and citations should conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (21st ed. 2020). All submissions for the print edition should be submitted through Scholastica or, if necessary, emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online essays and contributions to the blog should be sent to Executive Online Editor Catherine Walker-Jacks at email@example.com with “HLPR Submission” in the subject line.
Due to the number of submissions, HLPR will only reply to emails regarding submissions if we are interested in discussing publication.
HLPR is seeking the following content:
HLPR publishes two issues each year, in winter and summer. We are seeking short, easily readable pieces that are of interest to legal scholars, legal practitioners, judges, legislators, other government officials, and political activists. Submitted pieces should be about 15,000-30,000 words and policy-oriented. Ideal pieces propose innovative ideas for progressive legal and policy measures related to U.S. domestic policy. The submissions process is ongoing, but we typically select pieces for our winter issue by early August and select pieces for our summer issue by early March. These dates are for general submissions, not the student note competition.
The Harvard Law & Policy Review’s Fall 2021 Student Note Competition is now open! The competition provides a unique opportunity for law students to publish their work in HLPR, which has had a recent distribution to more than 6,000 lawyers nationwide, as well as congressional offices, judges, and other progressive decision-makers. Articles should possess policy analysis as well as legal scholarship. We are looking for submissions that are 10,000-25,000 words. All law students (JD and LLM) are welcome to apply!
To enter the competition, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with “Student Note” in the subject line. The email should include the submission, resume, and preferred contact information. Please note that this is unlike our traditional submission process, which goes through Scholastica. The competition closes on October 1, 2021.
HLPR Online publishes guest blog posts and essays from students, practitioners, policymakers, and professors. We are seeking blog posts (400-600 words) and short essays (1,000-2,000 words) for publication with light editing from HLPR Online staff. Submissions should be written in a less formal style suitable for magazine writing and should contain hyperlinks to sources, but need not contain footnotes. Pieces may contain links to the author’s own website and Twitter account, but may not contain links to commercial ventures other than publications.